Archive for March, 2013

Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers,' set in Tampa Bay, hovers between fantasy …

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers,' set in Tampa Bay, hovers between fantasy …

What happens 20 seconds into Korine's body-shot of a movie, set firmly around Tampa Bay, is breasts. Perky, beer-covered, bare breasts, filling the screen, bouncing and shaking in slow motion. And then come girls doing bad things with Bomb Pops.
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Golf – Leonard tied for lead in Tampa Bay

Kevin Streelman, Justin Leonard and George Coetzee were tied for the lead after the third round of the Tampa Bay Championship on Saturday, setting the stage for a thrilling last day in the $5.5 million PGA event. Reuters – 2 minutes 23 seconds ago …
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Would Lightning's St. Louis want trade?

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) looks on before play resumes against the Florida Panthers during third period action at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 29.. Would Marty St. Louis ever leave the Lightning? Would Steve Yzerman …
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Big contract, expectations for Rays' Longoria

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Big contract, expectations for Rays' Longoria

Marc Topkin can be reached at topkin@tampabay.com. Follow him on Twitter at @TBTimes_Rays. .FAST FACTS. $100 million men. There have been 39 players (three of them twice) who have signed contracts worth $100 million. Player, team $M, years …
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Bucs will spend, even on Revis, if …

Crabtree, 27, 6 feet 4, 245 pounds, had eight catches for 203 yards and three touchdowns for the Packers last season. Stephen F. Holder can be reached at sholder@tampabay.com. Follow him on Twitter at @HolderStephen. Bucs will spend, even on Revis, …
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Leonard rolls back the years to take share of Tampa Bay Championship lead …

Comments (0); Share. Justin Leonard put himself in contention for a first PGA Tour title in five years after claiming a share of the lead heading into the final round of Tampa Bay Championship. The 1997 British Open champion's last success on the tour …
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Bucs-Revis talks could heat up

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Bucs-Revis talks could heat up

Tampa Bay began free agency about $30 million under the salary cap. And even after signing safety Dashon Goldson to a five-year deal worth $41.25 million ($22 million guaranteed), it is positioned financially to absorb a large contract. The Bucs also …
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UPDATE 1-Golf-US PGA Tour Tampa Bay Championship scores

March 16 (Infostrada Sports) – Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Tampa Bay Championship at the par-71 course on Saturday in Palm Harbor, Florida 207 Kevin Streelman (U.S.) 73 69 65 Justin Leonard (U.S.) 71 69 67 George Coetzee (South Africa) 71 68 68 …
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Donald back among the contenders

Luke Donald has two shots to make up on the overnight leaders in the final round of the Tampa Bay Championship after he fought back on day three. Donald, who had not broken the 70-barrier prior to the weekend, registered a four-under-par 67 to renew …
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Lightning beats Hurricanes

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Lightning beats Hurricanes

“So I've just got to keep doing what got me here and hope that works.” What got Johnson here was his scoring ability, and that showed in the Lightning's 4-1 win over Carolina in front of an announced sellout crowd of 19,204 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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Rays rail: Red Sox rivalry heats up again; Myers assessment

The Rays and Red Sox have had a few on-field skirmishes, going back to the Pedro Martinez game in 2000, a 2006 spring skirmish, the 2008 James Shields/Coco Crisp tete-a-tete, and some squaring off last May. Saturday was nearly another, Tampa Bay INF …
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3 tied atop leaderboard at Tampa Bay

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Justin Leonard walked toward the 12th green Saturday at Innisbrook and saw a scoreboard that showed he was tied for the lead in the Tampa Bay Championship. He knocked in his 8-foot birdie putt, assumed he was ahead, and then …
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Luke Donald closes on leaders at Tampa Bay Championship

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Luke Donald closes on leaders at Tampa Bay Championship

Defending champion Luke Donald moved into contention with a third round of 67 that left him two strokes off the lead at the Tampa Bay Championship. England's world number three struggled to get going in the first two rounds, but four birdies and no …
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Bucs being choosey in free agency

Of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, returning an interception against the Bucs, Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik publicly remains noncommittal about acquiring him. But, he says, “We have a plan, and we've been sticking to that plan.” TAMPA. If you're looking …
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Phillies' Hamels honored to start opener

CLEARWATER — That scruffy beard Cole Hamels has been sporting this spring will be gone by the time the Phillies open the regular season. Hamels plans to look his best for his first career opening-day start. “It's too itchy,” he said with a laugh.
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Glimpse inside the St. Petersburg home where Jack Kerouac lived

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Glimpse inside the St. Petersburg home where Jack Kerouac lived

Ben Montgomery can be reached at bmontgomery@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8650. .IF YOU GO. Kerouac Night. Jack Kerouac Night starts at 7:30 tonight at the Flamingo, 1230 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N, St. Petersburg. Performing will be Panama Red, …
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Law doesn't require unanimous jury for death sentence

Forty-two jurors of 132 — almost a third — voted to spare the lives of those defendants. The Tampa Bay Times sought to speak with them, and every other juror who contributed to a majority vote that led to the death penalty in 2012. Twelve jurors …
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MLB 2013 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay brought in three new infielders with the acquisitions of Kelly Johnson, Yunel Escobar and James Loney. The offense ranked 18th in runs scored and 27th in team batting average. These additions should help to improve those rankings in 2013.
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Daly cards 10 at PGA's Tampa Bay Championship

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Daly cards 10 at PGA's Tampa Bay Championship

PALM HARBOR — John Daly draws big crowds because anything is possible when he tees it up. That was the case once again Friday when he made 10 on the par-4, third hole at the Tampa Bay Championship. He hooked his drive into the trees but decided …
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Bowers' upside was driving force behind letting Bucs' Bennett walk

And that's when they hope this next prediction will prove true: Tampa Bay sees Bowers as a player with more upside than Bennett. Some will agree, others won't. But the organization's assessment is that Bowers, who is just 23-years old, can flourish in …
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Stefani holds lead as Donald fades at Tampa Bay

Shawn Stefani maintained his lead at the top of the leaderboard on day two of the Tampa Bay Championship after shooting a one-under par 70, but England's Luke Donald continued to fade. The 31-year-old Stefani had a fine opening day on Thursday after …
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Review: 'Spring Breakers' a brilliant, baffling Tampa Bay fantasy

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Review: 'Spring Breakers' a brilliant, baffling Tampa Bay fantasy

But it appears Tampa Bay wears fringe nihilism well, including wet-fever dreams of trigger-happy angels floating on cannabis clouds and dusted with cocaine like beignets waiting to be licked clean. Or drug gangstas sporting cornrows and gold-grill …
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Clearwater firefighters find dead newborn girl outside fire station

It remains unclear what time the baby was placed in front of the fire station Thursday night, and whether she was alive or dead when she was abandoned. It was a cold night, with Tampa Bay area temperatures in the low 40s early Friday morning, according …
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Tampa Bay Championship: If you go

Tampa Bay Championship: If you go · Rodney Page, Times Staff Writer · View all Articles. Friday, March 15, 2013 4:30am. Print; 0. Previous; Next. Previous; Next. Number of the day. 77 Players who survived the 36-hole cut. The cut was 2-over 144, three …
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Lightning enters must-win territory

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Lightning enters must-win territory

With 31 points, the Hurricanes (15-10-1) lead the Southeast Division and are eight points ahead of fourth-place Tampa Bay (11-15-1). Beat Carolina, and the gap is down to six. Lose, and it's 10 with a six-game difference in the loss column, a margin so …
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2013 Tampa Bay Championship leaderboard: Shawn Stefani leads Adam Scott …

Shawn Stefani holds a one stroke lead over Adam Scott in the second round at the Tampa Bay Championship. Both players are in the clubhouse, but some of the field is still on the course, including Tag Ridings and K.J. Choi, who are both on the front …
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Editorial: Florida mismanaged homeowner help

But as last week's report by Tampa Bay Times senior correspondent Susan Taylor Martin showed, the state mismanaged its program from the start. Many deserving Floridians didn't get financial aid while felons, rule-breakers and scofflaws did. At the end …
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Rookie Stefani on course for maiden PGA Tour victory after second round in …

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Rookie Stefani on course for maiden PGA Tour victory after second round in …

PGA Tour rookie Shawn Stefani maintained his place at the head of the leaderboard on the second day of the Tampa Bay Championship. The 31-year-old failed to scale the heights of his opening-round 65, settling for a more modest one-under 70 as he held …
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Performance Bicycle opens first Tampa Bay location

TAMPA — Performance Bicycle, a nationwide retailer of bikes and cycling accessories, has opened the Tampa Bay area's first location and second in Florida. The store at 625 N Dale Mabry Highway in south Tampa opened Thursday and will have grand …
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SPC Clearwater reclaims its green quad

Danielle Paquette can be reached at dpaquette@tampabay.com or (727) 445-4224. To write a letter to the editor, visit tampabay.com/letters. SPC Clearwater reclaims its green quad 03/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 6:58pm]. © 2013 Tampa Bay …
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